Invasives Strike Force: Collect and Return Your Data

Collecting Your Data

Protocols for the 2017 season remain the same as 2011-2016.

Plant data collection methods

Data Collection Methods (PDF) - Be sure to bring this handy guide on the trail.

Data Sheets

Volunteer Time Record (PDF) - It is important to us to track the hours our volunteers give to us since this time can count as "match" for grants. You can use this form to track your hours.
Phase 1 Data Sheet (PDF) - You should be armed with ten (10) of these!  You may not need them all, but better to be safe.  Feel free to print double-sided.
Phase 2 Data Sheet (PDF)
Phase 1&2 Combined Data Sheet (PDF)
Phase 1 Quick ID Guide (PDF) with your own notes on it from training
Phase 2 Quick ID Guide (PDF)
Full Phase 1 Plant ID Guide (PDF) with photos and look-alikes

How to Take Photos of Plants

A Guide to Plant Photography (Powerpoint presentation)

Returning Your Data

Read the Instructions for Returning your Data (PDF).

Download the Phase 1 Data Submission Form spreadsheet (XLS) to type in your data

Phase 2: If you surveyed for Phase 2 species, EVEN IF YOU DIDN'T FIND ANY, use one of the following spreadsheets to report your data: 

Contact or visit the Trail Conference Office to return your borrowed GPS unit.

Using the New ISF App

Anyone with a smart phone can choose to use our new ISF application created for the 2017 season! 

Read the Instructions for downloading the ISF Survey App.

Questions? Contact Us

For further assistance, contact the Program Coordinator or the Trail Conference Office:

Linda Rohleder
NY-NJ Trail Conference
600 Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202)
Mahwah, NJ 07430
201-512-9348 x821
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm